traumatic neuroma


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neuroma

 [noo͡-ro´mah]
a tumor or new growth largely made up of nerve cells and nerve fibers. adj., adj neurom´atous.
acoustic neuroma a benign tumor within the auditory canal arising from the eighth cranial (acoustic) nerve. Hearing loss begins in the teens or early 20's and may be surgically managed. Acoustic neuroma is a manifestation of Type II neurofibromatosis.
amputation neuroma traumatic neuroma occurring after amputation of a limb or other part.
neuroma cu´tis neuroma in the skin.
false neuroma one that does not contain nerve elements.
plexiform neuroma one made up of contorted nerve trunks.
neuroma telangiecto´des one containing an excess of blood vessels.
traumatic neuroma an unorganized bulbous or nodular mass of nerve fibers and Schwann cells produced by hyperplasia of nerve fibers and their supporting tissues after accidental or purposeful sectioning of the nerve.

trau·mat·ic neu·ro·ma

the nonneoplastic proliferative mass of Schwann cells and neurites that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.

traumatic neuroma

n.
A proliferation of Schwann cells and axons that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.

traumatic neuroma

a mass of nerve elements and fibrous tissue produced by the proliferation of Schwann cells and fibroblasts after severe injury to a nerve. A kind of traumatic neuroma is amputation neuroma.

trau·mat·ic neu·ro·ma

(traw-mat'ik nūr-ō'mă)
The nonneoplastic proliferative mass of Schwann cells and neurites that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.
Synonym(s): amputation neuroma, false neuroma.

trau·mat·ic neu·ro·ma

(traw-mat'ik nūr-ō'mă)
The nonneoplastic proliferative mass of Schwann cells and neurites that may develop at the proximal end of a severed or injured nerve.
Synonym(s): amputation neuroma, false neuroma.

neuroma

a tumor or new growth largely made up of nerve cells and nerve fibers.

acoustic neuroma
a benign tumor within the auditory canal arising from the eighth cranial (acoustic) nerve.
amputation neuroma
traumatic neuroma occurring after amputation of an extremity or part.
traumatic neuroma
an unorganized bulbous or nodular mass of nerve fibers and Schwann cells produced by hyperplasia of nerve fibers and their supporting tissues after accidental or purposeful sectioning of the nerve.
References in periodicals archive ?
38) The power of ultrasound imaging to diagnose traumatic neuromas is high where commonly the ultrasound show that the nerve distal to the neuroma is enlarged.
In cases of fine needle aspiration biopsy, ultrasound was able to detect traumatic neuromas in the neck in the absence of any clinical signs of neuromas.
Sonographic features of traumatic neuromas after neck dissection.
Traumatic neuroma is most frequently located in the tongue, lips, (1,18) and mental nerve area.
Mean age Gender Tumor (Range) (cases) Sites Traumatic neuroma 33.
We performed an extensive immunohistochemical study of the traumatic neuroma.
Normally a traumatic neuroma has a dense fibrous appearance with little vascularity.
Another theory is that the arteriovenous aneurysm might have been part of the resected lesion, and the traumatic neuroma might have been the consequence of the incomplete surgical excision.
The treatment of choice for traumatic neuroma is surgical excision.
Traumatic neuroma after neck dissection: CT characteristics in four cases.